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International Welcome and Orientation Programme ‌September 2017


Here is a taste of the programme:

  • How to speak 'Belfast' - learn about local slang.
  • Cultural Adjustment - making the most of differences.
  • Studying at Queen's - preparing you for a different academic experience.
  • Accommodation - both University and private sector.  Learn about how housing contracts work, what is expected of you, and how to make sure you get the best value for money!
  • Keeping healthy - from local food to fitness facilities and doctors.
  • Having fun!! - join in the busy programme of social events and activities for international students

Right to Study Checks for NON-EU/EEA/Swiss Nationals

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national, the University is required to check your immigration documents to ensure that you have correct immigration permission to study at Queen's before you can enrol.  All non-EU/EEA/Swiss students must present their passport and visa or other immigration permission to International Student Support, who will take a photocopy and check your right to study.  This process is normally carried out during International Welcome and Orientation.  It is very important that you get the correct immigration permission to study at Queen's.  For more information about immigration, please see our Visas and Immigration section, read our FAQ section, or contact us at

Please note: if you have an ATAS certificate, you must provide a copy of this to International Student Support when your Right to Study check is being carried out.

Police Registration Event

As part of International Welcome and Orientation (IWO) we are facilitating Police Registration on site for new students. Appointments during the September IWO will be confirmed in August. Students can register here from August 2017. 

Please note, not all students will be required to register with the police. Please check your visa to confirm whether Police Registration is s a condition of your Visa.